The City will provide more frequent and extended weekend trash service to Dolores Park in response to last weekend’s trashing. Additionally, the Recreation and Park Department will order three porta-potties for the popular park.
Eric Henderson, Rec Park’s operations manager, told Dolores Park Works that he doesn’t see a downside to having the porta-potties in the park before summer.
“I have tried to minimize the number of porta-potties in the off-season, both for budgetary and aesthetic reasons. However, their benefits far exceed any negative impact that they might have and we are definitely ready for the full summer complement,” he said.
City agencies are also arranging for a “trash monitor” to keep an eye on the trash piles where parks department staff consolidate trash before Recology picks it up.
These are services that Rec Park and Recology typically offer during the summer, but it appears they will be available immediately, following last week’s trashing of the park.
Robert Brust of Dolores Park Works writes that letters poured in to Supervisor Scott Wiener’s inbox after last week’s particularly trashy weekend.
Fox News posted a fabricated story based on our post about the Dolores Park trashing and one by SFist about the trashing of Fort Mason. The Fox News website erroneously blamed the mess on “green activists.”
[Source: Dolores Park Works.]